Skip to comments.Tax Deal Possibly Endangered by Error in Legislation (Incompetence!)
Posted on 12/15/2010 9:23:33 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
President Obama on Wednesday urged lawmakers to reach a compromise on tax extenders but a glitch in the bill caused some senators to scramble for a correction without endangering its outcome.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., came to the Senate floor Wednesday to announce a "mistake" in the legislation. She said a program to extend low income housing tax credits for people who lost homes during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was left out of the bill even though it was a deal that all sides approved.
Landrieu said the money is needed for 2 more years to complete the projects and its inclusion was blessed by the White House and the entire Louisiana delegation of nine lawmakers, two Democrats and seven Republicans. Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., followed to say that she was right.
But the addition could open up a can of worms because Republicans have said they would not accept any changes to the deal with President Obama that House Democrats have already indicated they want to rip up.
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Nobody even reads the damned things until long after they've been passed.
“...”mistake” in the legislation...”
This whole thing is one big a$$ mistake.
STOP THE PRESSES!!! We forgot some pork.
I swear Katrina pay outs will be in 2111’s budget.
Didn’t she get a huge windfall for her state already in th porkulus package? Now she needs more. New Orleans, the gift WE keep on giving???
Sadly, that is not hyperbole.
Jeez, Katrina was over FIVE YEARS AGO.
The hurricane that keeps on giving.
If that was already agreed upon,why would it be considered a change?
Or if it was agreed upon the the bill depends upon it, why not simply have it as a separate bill?
How do you give a “housing tax credit” to low income people, when they don’t pay income taxes in the first place?
I was in Ike. I wonder if I could file an application to the feds for some “help” after more than 2 years.
It’s been 5 years. When can we expect they will get back on their feet?
Is the idea that we will support these people for the rest of their lives?
Yet another entitlement system.
Time for a truly conservative party. These socialists are getting bothersome.
But only to New Orleans, of course. The Mississippi coast which took the worst from Katrina gets nothing.
"You don't crap in a pool and tell me the water's clean!"
"But it's just a little nugget."
"I don't care! It's still crap!"
Didn’t Sen. Mary ‘Porky’ Landrieu, D-La get a big chuck of pork for her Obama Care vote?
99 years of unemployment...
Yes. How many other natural disasters have there been since Katrina? Floods in the upper midwest and in Tennessee, tornadoes, wildfires, etc. All those people are quietly putting their lives back together and getting on about their business. NO is just caught in a perpetual Groundhog Day episode of Katrina. I stopped feeling sorry for them a long time ago. No more handouts!!
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